Brown Sugar and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I wonder what took me so long… brown sugar and bacon Brussels Sprouts @createdbydiane 

to figure out how to get my fussy eater to enjoy more vegetables.

I try cooking them different ways: in a pan, roasted in the oven, or on the grill.

But Brussels sprouts have been one that don’t clear off the plate as easily as others.

That case isn’t true for me at all, I like them raw and cooked loads of ways.

This simple trick, made them desirable enough to be cleared off the plate in a very timely manner. I just LOVE surprises like that.

Don’t you?


pouring brown sugar


I heated my cast iron skillet and added 1/2 tablespoon of butter, then came the good stuff!

I added brown sugar to the pan.

pourable brown sugar

I did find some pourable brown sugar is really convenient. But any brown sugar will be delicious. 



And this cute little bottle will be able to sit in my table organizer with all our other table necessities. I have found that having everything my family loves to add to their foods on the table allows me and them to spend less time getting up to get things and more time enjoying the food and catching up with each other.

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4.59 from 12 votes

Brown Sugar and Bacon Brussels Sprouts


  • 8 oz shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter


  • Heat skillet and add butter and brown sugar, toss in bacon and Brussels Sprouts.
  • Mix and cook over medium heat for a 2-3 minutes until the brussels sprouts soften and the bacon is hot.
  • The butter and brown sugar will coat all the Brussels sprouts in a delicious sweetness.
  • Serve warm.
  • Add additional brown sugar to taste.




brown sugar brussels sprouts a veggie even the fussiest eater will like

These brussels sprouts are easy to make, and the bacon and brown sugar would be a great addition to any dinner. I think they’d be great with a holiday ham or turkey too!



  1. 5 stars
    I love adding brown sugar in cored apples and bake. In the brown sugar mixture, I add chopped raisins and chopped pecans. Very yummy snack! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My all-time favorite cookies growing up were the chocolate-brown sugar cookies that my mom used to make. I’ve tried making them myself, but a cookie baker I am NOT. ๐Ÿ™ But, that’s MY favorite use for brown sugar. This Brussels sprout recipe sounds soooo good! I just bought a package of shredded sprouts the other day and have been trying to think of different ways to cook them. This way sounds devine! Thank you for sharing.

  3. This could be made even better, and stretch farther, if it were made with shredded carrots, diced red sweet pepper, thinly sliced green onions, a finely minced clove of garlic, and use olive oil instead of butter.

  4. It is difficult to limit it to only one favorite use, but I will choose using brown sugar in cookie baking from scratch, especially chocolate chip cookie baking…….

  5. 4 stars
    I love to sprinkle brown sugar on my warm oatmeal. It tastes like Christmas morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 4 stars
    I always use brown sugar when I make mashed sweet potatoes (yum!)
    PS: your brussels sprouts look wonderful!

  7. My favorite way to use brown sugar is to make gingerbread body scrub


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